Glaucoma Repeat Readings and OHT Monitoring pathway

The aim of this pathway is to:

  • reduce unnecessary referrals to the hospital eye service
  • reduce patient anxiety and increase capacity within the overburdened hospital glaucoma clinics
  • provide a more cost effective service with a greater number of patients being managed within the primary care setting

Latest news and updates about the glaucoma/OHT pathway

  • April 2009: The pathway has been updated to reflect NICE guidelines on glaucoma ensuring that there is no contradiction between requirements of NICE and the pathways.  This guidance is supported by the Optical Bodies: AOP, ABDO and FODO who have issued joint advice.
  • June 2010: The pathways for intraocular pressure (IOP) refinement was revised to incorporate joint advice from the College of Optometrists and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on referral for patients with raised intra-ocular pressure (the updated pathway also contains helpful guidance on training and accreditation).

LOCSU support for the pathway

LOCSU has developed a range of downloadable support for practitioners who want to introduce these pathways in their area including:

  • LOCSU Glaucoma Repeat Readings and OHT Monitoring pathway
  • LOCSU Glaucoma Repeat Readings Level 1 business case*
  • LOCSU Glaucoma Repeat Readings Level 1 service specification*
  • LOCSU OHT Monitoring Level 2 business case*
  • LOCSU OHT Monitoring Level 2 service specification*
  • LOCSU Glaucoma Repeat Readings and OHT Monitoring Referral form*
  • Electronic Reporting System for repeated pressures*

Please click here or above for the glaucoma repeat readings and OHT monitoring pathway
 *Please note that the supporting documents are only available by logging in to the members only area - please contact your LOC for the log in details, via their website at: (if there is no website, and you don't have contact details, please contact us). 

Supporting Documentation for Glaucoma Repeat Readings (LOC members only)

Skills and training support for Glaucoma Repeat Readings

Nice Guidelines on Glaucoma

Joint guidance from Optical Bodies

Joint Colleges Glaucoma Commissioning guidance

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Northamptonshire LOC's AGM

The Westone Manor Hotel Northampton, Ashley Way, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 3EA


2017-03-06 18:15:00 - 2017-03-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Hill

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North & West Lancashire LOC's AGM

Brockholes Reserve Conference Centre, Preston, PR5 0AG


2017-03-15 18:00:00 - 2017-03-15 20:30:00

Contact name: Paul Hutchence

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Central Mersey LOC's AGM

Hill Crest Hotel, Cronton Lane, Widnes, WA8 9AR


2017-03-21 18:00:00 - 2017-03-21 20:30:00

Contact name: Ian White

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East Sussex LOC's AGM

In Lewes


2017-03-22 19:00:00 - 2017-03-22 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Oxley

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Sandwell LOC's AGM

Park Inn, M5, Jct1, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6RS


2017-03-23 18:30:00 - 2017-03-23 21:00:00

Contact name: Peter Hampson

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Hertfordshire LOC's AGM

Biopark, Room 2, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3AX


2017-03-27 20:00:00 - 2017-03-27 22:00:00

Contact name: Gill Abbott

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Derbyshire LOC's AGM

The Lion Hotel, Belper, DE56 1AX


2017-03-28 19:15:00 - 2017-03-28 21:00:00

Contact name: Andrew Glynn

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Kingston, Richmond & Twickenham LOC's AGM

Cole Court, Twickenham


2017-03-29 19:00:00 - 2017-03-29 21:00:00

Contact name: Anna Buxton

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Buckinghamshire LOC's AGM

The Floyd Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8AL


2017-04-19 18:15:00 - 2017-04-19 21:00:00

Contact name: Angela McNamee

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Dorset LOC's AGM

The RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ


2017-04-25 18:30:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Rachel Edwards

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